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Catherine O’Connell Joins Staff of U of I Extension
June 19, 2017
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. - Amanda Cole, Extension Unit 18 County Director, is pleased to introduce Catherine O’Connell as Publicity and Promotions Assistant in Christian County. O’Connell grew up in the small farming community of Morrisonville, Illinois. She was a member of the Morrisonville FFA, where her family donates a test plot for the members to gain hands-on experiences in farming. After high school, O’Connell attended Parkland College for two years, before transferring to Illinois State University where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Communications & Leadership.
O’Connell says, “I find it essential to keep communities informed about educational programs in their area. Helping people access information to improve their lives, especially teaching young people about the benefits of agriculture, is important to me.” In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys traveling in her Jeep, attending concerts and going to pickers markets around the state.
Anyone interested in contacting Cassie may reach her at the Christian County Extension office by calling 217-287-7246, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office.
Local Contact: Catherine O’Connell, Program Coordinator, email@example.com